Harmony - a hand-pieced quilt.
I chose to make one large block for this 28 inch square wall-hanging.
This is the third year I've participated in the Hand-pieced QALs sponsored by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin at Simple.Handmade.Everyday, and I've enjoyed each one! You can read about the first one, "Sand, Sea, and Sky" here and the second one, "Book Club," here. I've really enjoyed learning the art of hand-piecing and making each of these quilts!
Harmony started with this fat quarter bundle I found at Bernie's shop, Needle and Foot.
I used the top four fabrics plus an additional cream background fabric for the quilt top. The bottom fat quarter worked nicely for the binding.
The backing is pieced from the last bits of the top and a fun woodsy fabric also found at Bernie's shop.
It's hard to see the quilting design, but I used a couple different matching Aurifil threads to quilt around the green and red-orange areas, and a cream Gutterman to quilt straight lines radiating out from the center star in the background.
Sharing at the Grand Prize Link-up for the QAL at Elm Street Quilts.
Also at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
And at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
This turned out beautifully--wonderful job hugs, Julierose
What a beautiful finish Diann! I love the radiating quilting. Bernie's bundle really made a pretty quilt. My hands ache from me saying this, but I really should sign up for a hand quilting project. I've loved watching your progress!
Congrats on the finish, it turned out just perfect!
Love this. And yay for a finish!
I'm torn Diann, thinking this might be my favourite of all your projects so far. There is something fresh about the colours that is pleasing to the eye. Hand piecing is so enjoyable. Congrats on a wonderful finish and good luck with the draw!!
that is a wonderful topper - for some reason I thought it was larger than it is - it is great to learn how to hand piece and quilt I think - something different to do now and then
It's perfect! Maybe someday I will join along, I always regret not doing them when I see your finishes.
What a pretty finish, Diann! I love how you quilted it, too -- it really makes the star seem to sparkle!
Great finish! I love that you finish each one right off.... I should try that sometime!
Awesome finish. I like the radiating lines of quilting and how the corner pieces could be seen as bows or angels. Sweet.
What a beautiful finish! Well done!
I just love this piece! I love your choice of colors and I like that it is like a mini poster with focusing on the block! I hope you get to win! Hugs and have a great weekend!
It's fabulous! Congratulations on creating this wonderful hand made treasure!
You did a fabulous job with your Harmony quilt! Congratulation on such a wonderful finish! Thanks for sewing along with us each year - its nice to know that you are enjoying hand piecing.
Congrats on a beautiful finish, Diann! Best of luck in that prize drawing.
Oh, what a fabulous quilt Harmony is, as is your Sand, Sea, and Sky. I remember Book Club being a gorgeous mini quilt in a vision of red fabrics. I love that these are mini quilts. Are they going to join your other beautiful quilts on your wall. Harmony is a lovely pattern and your quilting makes it shine even more. A most beautiful finish.
Great finish on Harmony Diann! I love it!
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